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Building for Bushfire

Bushfire-Prone Areas

Requirements for bushfire protection apply to new use and development within a ‘bushfire-prone area’. 

A ‘bushfire-prone area’ for the purposes of Tasmanian planning and building legislation includes:

  1. Land that is within the boundary of a bushfire-prone area shown on an overlay on a planning scheme map; or

  2. Where there is no overlay on a planning scheme map, land that is within 100m of an area of bushfire-prone vegetation equal to or greater than 1 hectare.


Bushfire-prone area overlays for Hobart, Clarence, Kingborough, Northern Midlands and George Town have been approved by the Tasmanian Planning Commission and incorporated into their respective planning schemes. These overlays can be viewed through the LIST website using the layer 'Tasmanian Interim Planning Scheme Overlay'.  

TFS is currently working with Local Government to complete and implement bushfire overlays for all other Tasmanian Local Government Areas.